Hackers take over Crypto domain! Hackers take over crypto domain of a website that handles some $270 million in daily volume by tricking GoDaddy employees.
“On the 13th of November 2020, a domain hosting provider “GoDaddy” that manages one of our core domain names incorrectly transferred control of the account and domain to a malicious actor,” Mike Kayamori, CEO of Liquid said before adding:
“This gave the actor the ability to change DNS records and in turn, take control of a number of internal email accounts. In due course, the malicious actor was able to partially compromise our infrastructure, and gain access to document storage.”
They say the coins are safe but “the malicious actor was able to obtain personal information from our user database. This may include data such as your email, name, address and encrypted password.
One of the biggest cloud mining provider, NiceHash was also taken over the same way, they say:
“The domain registrar GoDaddy had technical issues and as a result of unauthorized access to the domain settings, the DNS records for the NiceHash.com domain were changed.”
NiceHash says no coins were stolen, nor any data, with the company claiming they were able to immediately lock accounts.
This is the first hack of its kind, with domains Faken over instead of the actual hosting – that would’ve been a much more serious matter.
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